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The Complete EBONE Up and Running !!!

To the European IP community,

This is to inform you that today, Sunday 26 September 1992, the final
link of the initially defined EBONE, the London-Montpellier link, was
put in place. The EBONE is now complete as a resilient pan-European IP

September 1, 1991, after an initiative by Kees Neggers, a small group
of people gathered for the first time, in an office building outside
Amsterdam, to see if it could be possible to build a pan-European IP
backbone. Today, 390 days later, the full backbone is up and running.
Without all the voluntary efforts put in this would never have been
possible.  As a result we today see one of the worlds technically most
advanced backbones in Europe.

I must admit I have never seen a group with so much expertise gathered
around the table and with so much enthusiasm in making this knowledge
serve the European networking user community.  I will by this give my
deep gratitude to all those people involved in the fulfillment of the
first pan-European IP backbone.

To make it short:

                       WE MADE IT!!!

There is some bottles of champaign waiting in Paris :-)

See you there all of you,

  Bernhard Stockman.
  Chair of the EBONE Action Team.

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